Wow, has it been a while. Unfortunately, that is one of my biggest character flaws. I tend to go in fits and starts which is, not to put too fine a point on it, a piss poor way to build a brand, a following, or a business. But while I’ve been absent, I’ve been working hard at re-defining and learning what self-care really is and until recently, I was unable to put it to words. In the end, I never did put it to words either. Instead, the quote that struck me to the core, that I’ve shared here with you here, and that so perfectly, succinctly defines what I’ve been working on, is from author and journalist, Brianna Wiest. When I saw this whilst mindlessly scrolling through Facebook, it woke me up and put to words exactly what I’ve been doing for the first quarter of 2019.
Most of us, when asked to define self-care or describe what we do when we think of self-care, will absolutely answer, “baths,” “me time,” and other things we most commonly believe are taking care of ourselves. And sure, to a degree, having a long, hot bath, or getting our hair and nails done are indeed little forms of self-care. We’re taking a time out, time to care for ourselves in ways that make us happy. At least, happy in the moment. But that happiness is usually fleeting and when the bath has drained or we’ve left the salon, we’re right back in the thick of that which we were trying so hard to escape for a while. Continue reading “Re-Defining Self-Care”